A Freshman Girls Guide: The 8 Boys You Will Meet in College

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I don't usually like to start my articles with a disclaimer but I'm feeling generous and don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. I found 25 dollars today, so I guess this is me giving back to the universe. Don't take my article too seriously, if you know me, you should know that I like to... emphasize. No, I'm not lying, but I do like to focus on the dramatic. Not all boys in college are trying to unwrap your tinkle taco (I seriously hope someone gets that reference) and I don't have some angry crusade against the opposite sex. I tell stories to entertain and damn it I aim to please!! I'm currently a junior and have cast quite a wide net at my school. That sounds slutty doesn't it?? Let me rephrase. I've courted a few boys in my time, but I’ve mostly just paid attention while friends around me told me their horror stories of the guys they have meet on our lovely campus. Not all were bad, but where's the fun in telling the happy endings?

Many of these "personas" are based on actual boys I have met, and while I don't know how they would feel about me writing about them, this is my revenge because I am well aware that no matter the number of times I ask, they don't read my articles anyway! So without further ado, here are the 8 guys you will meet your freshmen year in college. Happy hunting!!

1. Hipster (With a Soft Side)

He is most likely not a science or engineering major. You can find him on the side of campus that caters to the social sciences, humanities and arts. If you want to get really stereotypical, you can bet he's either a Media and Cultural Studies Major and/or Philosophy major. Hey, whatever makes him happy. His favorite movie is probably foreign with “cinematography to die for” and he won't think twice before reminding you that you've never heard of the band he's listening to on his iPhone. He'll dress like he doesn't put much effort into his look but don't fall for that, he does!! Hair doesn't ruffle itself ladies!! Behind all the sarcastic comments about your Spotify playlist is a total softie. Yes, maybe he loathes The Notebook but you know what, for the right girl he'll curl up and watch it. (While secretly enjoying every minute of it!) Don't rule out all hipsters, yes some are annoying and too full of themselves, but there are those diamond in the roughs that can look past your love for all things mainstream and maybe even introduce you to some really kick ass music.

2. Swag Asian with a Heart of Gold

Okay, honesty time. I don't have many male Asian friends, but I've got a few!! But, from the time I've spent with the few I do know, these guys are total sweethearts. They are hard to spend time with because most are part of some dance group that practice at crazy times of the night. With dance practice, school, and trying to have a social life, these guys have mastered the art of balancing a schedule, and maybe not needing sleep at all. While dance troupes aren't fraternities, they promote the whole brotherhood mentality without pushing for conformity. Plus, who doesn't like a guy that dances and has a good body?!

3. Be the Stanford to My Carrie

My title is a bit misleading but give me a second to explain! He doesn't have to be attracted to boys, he doesn't even need to be metro sexual. Does anyone even still use that term? I feel like it's very 2005. Back to the point! You will at one point in time meet a boy who you just wish was your best friend. His personality will be the perfect complement to yours. He's funny, good looking (but not too good looking), smart (without being obnoxious about it), school spirited, and the incarnation of everything you've ever wanted in a boy best friend. I've met my “I wish you were my gay best friend” this past year. Actually I didn't even meet him, I've never really spoken to him or been within a 15 foot radius of him. But I know if we ever met I would just have to win him over. Am I being crazy stalkerish?? Who am I kidding? I'm not even available. I already have a boy best friend. Maybe I could just see this guy on the side. Anyways, this guy is most likely to be found at a school event, club meeting, etc. Nowhere typical, so don't expect to just find him in your psychology lecture. You have to really hunt him down, ladies. Once you do, don't be a chicken (like me). Go say hello, win him over, and have your happily ever after.

4. Business Major with No Clue

In my experience, business majors are just as undecided about their life as undeclared majors. Many chose it because pursuing business is tied to the idea of making a lot of money. The vast majority of the ones I have met don't love their major, or even care for it. They're not sure why they chose to declare that major, but just plan to work for some random company (if there's not one already being run by their family). Money is awesome and everything, and maybe I'm just one of those lucky people who love my major and all the possibilities it offers, but I just wouldn’t enjoy dating someone who is looking forward to a career just for the money. Also, not to be prejudiced because I have dated a business major but....they're just...not mature. At least not until junior year. Steer clear of business majors and let them figure themselves out before they have to figure out a relationship.

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About The Author

Rubi Mancilla is a fourth year studying Psychology and Women's Studies at UC Riverside. She decided to double major because at the time it seemed like she was getting two degrees for the price of one, the ultimate sale! She writes about relationships, how to spend a Friday night at home, being a confused twenty-something and never having enough money in her bank account. Her column 'Midweek Study Break' is published every Wednesday but you can read more of her work in her new project, When Life Gives You Rubi. Until Disney decides to make a movie about how hard it is to be a recent (single) college graduate, we can try to figure out this whole being a grown up thing together.